Man tased and arrested after walking along SR-163 with torch lighter

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Lanes of the SR-163 were closed for a short time Friday after a pedestrian was reportedly walking along the freeway holding a torch lighter.

Both northbound and southbound lanes near the Laurel Street Bridge were closed while officers tried to stop the man, who refused to comply with officers’ orders.

CHP officers ended up tasing the man, who was then transported to Sharp Coronado Hospital.

He was later booked into jail for resisting arrest.

All lanes were reported by 1:30 p.m. and no other injuries were reported.

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